Tri-C Student From Parma Earns National Academic Honor

Bruce Hyde of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholar, a national award recognizing students for leadership, community service and academic excellence.

Two-year schools across the country nominated nearly 2,000 high-achieving students for the team, which is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

An independent panel of judges selected Hyde as one of 50 Gold Scholars. He will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a medallion and be honored at Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention in April.

The Parma resident was also named to the All-Ohio Community College Academic Team, which comprises top students at the state’s two-year schools. Hyde was one of seven Tri-C students to receive the honor.

In addition, he was selected as a Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar — a designation given to only 15 students across the country each year.

Hyde is studying computer programming and development at Tri-C and expects to earn his associate degree in May. He plans to transfer to Tiffin University to study business while continuing to take classes at Tri-C through an academic partnership between the schools.

After earning his bachelor’s degree at Tiffin, he intends to pursue a master’s degree while continuing his career at MetroHealth System in information services supporting the health care provider’s electronic medical record application.

He currently is expecting his first child with his wife, Stephanie.

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 2:41 PM, 05.02.2017